A Nigerian scientist has made his family and country proud after being inducted into NASA hall of fame.
A Nigerian-American Scientist, Robert Okogie has achieved a new milestone after being honoured abroad.
The scientist has been inducted into U.S National Aeronautics Space Administration‘s (NASA) Inventors Hall of Fame.
He has been working with NASA for 20 years has 21 patented inventions to his credit, gained worldwide recognition as the leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in extreme environments.
It was further gathered that he joined the silicon carbide research group at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999.
On its website, NASA stated that Mr Okojie, who joined the silicon carbide research group at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999, has gained worldwide recognition as the leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in extreme environments.
He holds more than 20 patents relating to high-temperature devices, including several licensed for commercial use that could reduce spacecraft weight, and thereby launch cost and fuel consumption, while leaving additional space for scientific payloads.
Also, the prominent scientist has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers relating to his field.
Okojie whose current research focus is in single-chip integrated multifunctional sensing for extreme environments, has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute Of Technology.